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Asia-Pacific Guide
Firm Profile

Shook Lin & Bok

Firm Profile

Kuala Lumpur

  • Profile
  • 20th Floor, AmBank Group Building
  • 55 Jalan Raja Chulan
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia
  • 50200

Firm profile submitted by Shook Lin & Bok

Established in 1918, Shook Lin & Bok is one of the largest law firms in Malaysia and the oldest law firm of local origin in the country. Over the years, the firm’s practice has evolved into a leading full service firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services spanning the globe. Shook Lin & Bok has distinguished itself in its commitment to high standards of professionalism and integrity, and has built on its heritage of continuous learning by investing in the development of its human resources, team of legal practitioners and infrastructural resources for the benefit of its clients. The firm currently has 17 departments representing major practice areas, which combine in a complementary and multidisciplinary practice.

General & Civil Litigation:
The formidable team of litigators in this department is regularly rated as being first tier in terms of dispute resolution. Its partners have handled many high profile civil and public law cases.
Contact: Nagarajah Muttiah
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance Litigation:
The department handles advisory work and disputes relating to conventional and Islamic finance, investment banking, international trade finance, and insolvencies. The partners have appeared in many landmark cases.
Contact: Yoong Sin Min
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property, IT & Licensing:
The top-tiered department handles all matters relating to trademarks, patents and designs, the protection, subsistence, ownership and assignment of copyrights.
Contact: Michael C M Soo
Email: [email protected]

The department has experienced and well respected senior partners at the helm. Services provided include, advisory and drafting of documentation relating to issuance and listing of securities on the Malaysian stock exchange, M&A and takeovers.
Contact: Patricia David Saini
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance / Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing:
The firm enjoys a strong reputation in these fields. The department provides services across all areas of banking and finance including advisory and documentation services for all conveyancing matters including government concessions.
Contact: Lai Wing Yong
Email: [email protected]

Islamic Finance:
The acclaimed team provides services such as deal structuring, formulation of concept papers and identification of Shariah parameters in Islamic finance transactions and products.
Contact: Jalalullail Othman
Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Shipping / Tax & Revenue:
The experienced team provides advisory and litigation services in all areas include general and life insurance, maritime and aviation, professional indemnity and product liability. The tax practice provides advice, representation and advocacy in income tax appeals before the Special Commissioner of Taxation and Courts.
Contact: Nagarajah Muttiah
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Industrial Disputes:
The firm has a strong employment law practice. Its partners enjoy a good reputation for their handling of disputes. The practice area includes both advisory and litigation work.
Contact: Romesh Abraham
Email: [email protected]

International & Domestic Arbitration:
The firm’s arbitration practice enjoys a sterling reputation and covers all areas of arbitration including construction, oil and gas, insurance and commercial matters, both locally and internationally.
Contact: Nagarajah Muttiah
Email: [email protected]

Family, Probate & Trusts:
The department handles a wide range of family matters, including advice and legal representation.
Contact: Steven Thiruneelakandan
Email: [email protected]

Loan & Debt Restructuring:
The team regularly advises various stakeholders on all forms of debt restructuring and settlement. Its partners have extensive experience in the sale of distressed debts.
Contact: Khong Mei Lin
Email: [email protected]

The department provides tailored legal services for clients in the technology, multimedia and telecommunications industries. Contact: Ho Yue Chan, Ivan
Email: [email protected]